Prescription Painkiller Tracking System To Be Mandatory For California DoctorsBeginning in July, a new system to track prescription painkillers becomes mandatory for doctors in California.
Money Laundering Charges For Man Suspected Of Owning Chain Of Bay Area Medical Marijuana ClinicsThe alleged owner of a chain of medical marijuana clinics is facing criminal charges again after KPIX5 first reported on the case last year.
Birth Control Pills Will Soon Be Available Over-The-Counter In CaliforniaBirth control pills will soon be available at California pharmacies without a prescription.
Discovery By UC Berkeley Scientists May Lead To Home Brewing Of Life-Saving MedicationsImagine being able to home-brew drugs that could potentially save your life. A breakthrough at UC Berkeley could be paving the way, but the discovery could be a double-edged sword.
San Francisco Doctors Write Prescriptions For 'Park Time' Rather Than PillsFeeling blue? Take a walk in the park. Got a chronic illness? Again, take a walk in the park. Overweight? You guessed it -- take a walk in the park.
San Francisco Police Now Carrying Drug To Reverse Opioid OverdosesSan Francisco police officers will now have a way to save people from drug overdoses.
The Best Time Of Day For Administering MedicationsPart of the role of a caregiver is making sure that seniors are getting the medications that they need to stay healthy...
Consumers Paying More For Prescription Drugs As More Insurers Drop CopaysThe price of prescription drugs has been skyrocketing, but until now most people haven't noticed because they were only responsible for the copay. Consumers could soon pay the difference, as copays become a thing of the past.
California Pharmacies Rationing Prescription Strength Cough Syrup In Busy Flu SeasonPharmacies in the Bay Area are rationing the cough syrup that doctors prescribe for upper respiratory infections due to the severe flu season.
San Francisco Looks To Require Pharmaceutical Companies To Fund Drug Take-Back ProgramSan Francisco Board of Supervisors president David Chiu introduced legislation Tuesday that would require pharmaceutical companies distributing their drugs within the city to fully fund and administer a permanent citywide drug take-back program.
Are Prescription Drugs Covered Under My Health Insurance?Under the Affordable Care Act, most health insurance policies must cover prescription drugs.
Bay Area Prescription Take Back Events Set For SaturdayResidents will be able to drop off unused, unwanted or expired prescription drugs at locations throughout the Bay Area on Saturday as part of the sixth annual National Prescription Drug Take Back Day.